Iraqi border police chief praises Iran’s security assistance
The top commander of Iraq’s border police, General Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim has praised Iran for the security assistance and advice it has given to the Iraqi government, saying the two countries’ common borders have been quite safe during Iraq’s exhausting fight against Daesh (ISIS) terror group.
According to an Iran Press report, in a Sunday meeting with Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari, General Ibrahim commended the Islamic Republic for helping Iraq in the security sphere and deploying experts for assistance.
Although most of Iraq’s security forces were engaged in the war against Daesh terrorists (ISIS) inside the country since the Takfiris’ invasion in 2014, there have not been any problems along common border with Iran, the Iraqi general added.
He also expressed the hope that growing stability in Iraq would allow for efforts to strengthen border security by constructing new border posts and dispatching equipment to the border areas.
In April, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hayali co-chaired the first session of the high commission on Iran-Iraq defense cooperation in Baghdad, according to a Tasnim news agency report.
In July 2017, the two countries signed an agreement to promote interaction and share experiences in the fight against terrorism and extremism, work together to ensure border security, and provide each other with training and logistical, technical and military support.